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Subject: Deacidification sprays

Deacidification sprays

From: Lisa Muccigrosso <lisa.mucci>
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I am curious as to the experience that others on this list may have
had with paper de-acidification spray.  I am a bookbinder who is
occasionally asked to construct storage enclosures for personal
materials of sentimental value, the most recent enclosure being for
about 130 newspapers from the late 1990s.  My storage plans include
inserting each paper into a 2-mil poly bag with an acid-free backing
board, but my client expressed concern about the high deterioration
rate of newspaper.  Is de-acidification spray the proper way to
handle this concern?  What other methods would list members suggest?
Please bear in mind I don't have access to conservation labs or
equipment and must address this issue from my home studio.

Lisa Muccigrosso
Madison, Wisconsin, US

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:50
                  Distributed: Monday, April 16, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-20-50-013
Received on Wednesday, 11 April, 2007

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